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Fire Prevention And Safety At Home: 3 Tips On How To Make Sure Fire Extinguishers Are Easily Accessible To Children

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fire Prevention And Safety At Home: 3 Tips On How To Make Sure Fire Extinguishers Are Easily Accessible To Children

Did you know that house fires claim over 2,500 lives and cause over $7 billion worth of damages each year? All you need is just a flame from a candle to go rogue or an electric spark to start a house fire. With that said, it’s crucial that you have adequate fire safety equipment at home to put out fires before they become a huge problem. You want to make sure that fire safety equipment is easily accessible to even young children in terms of where it is stored and how easily it can be used. Here are 3 tips you’ll want to keep in mind. Store Fire Extinguishers and Other Fire Safety Equipment Separately in the Bottom Drawer Store all fire safety equipment in the same place in order to make sure that everyone at home knows where...

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Six Items That Will Make Your Life Easier On Long, Multi-Destination Trips

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Six Items That Will Make Your Life Easier On Long, Multi-Destination Trips

When you set off on a long, multi-destination trip, it’s normal to feel both excited and apprehensive. Travel is certainly fun, but the prospect of getting stuck in some challenging circumstances can take away from this enjoyment. Luckily, by packing a few key items in your travel bag, you can make your life a lot easier and your trip more enjoyable. Phone Charging Case These days, people rely on their phones for everything from directions to email, so it’s a real inconvenience when you’re out and about and your phone loses charge. You can save yourself a lot of frustration (and the embarrassment of having to ask for directions) by bringing along a phone charging case. These look like normal phone cases, but they have a battery embedded in them and will charge your phone’s battery, adding to its...

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What To Do If Your Oil Boiler Runs Out Of Fuel

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do If Your Oil Boiler Runs Out Of Fuel

If you have an oil boiler heating system that heats your home, then you probably know that it is best to stay on a regular delivery schedule during the winter months so you do not run out of oil. However, you may go through quite a bit of fuel during the coldest days of the year. If you forget to check the fuel gauge while cuddling up indoors, then you may just run out of oil entirely. If this happens, do not panic. Contact your oil delivery business for a an emergency delivery. Afterwards, you will need to do a few important things to make sure your boiler system starts up quickly and properly. Wait At Least An Hour If you run out of oil, then the new oil that is put into your oil tank will splash against the bottom...

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Two Ways to Prevent Pond Liner Leaks

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Ways to Prevent Pond Liner Leaks

If you want a pond on your property, then you will need to do a wide variety of things besides digging a large hole to place water into. While digging is an important first step, you will also need to place a pond liner across the bottom of the opening. This liner helps to retain the water inside the hole so it does not leach down into the earth and drain into the water table. Polyethylene, rubber, and PVC are all materials that may be utilized to make your pond liner. Unfortunately, all three of these materials can wear down over time and form a leak. You can prevent leaks quite easily, though, by doing a few things during the installation process. Keep reading to find out about a few examples. Consider an Underlay In some areas of the...

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5 Risks Involved With Truck Sharing

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Risks Involved With Truck Sharing

Splitting the cost of a truck rental with someone else that is moving in the same direction as you or someone that is moving from your destination to your starting location can help offset the cost of renting your truck. You can rent a slightly larger truck to fit all of your belongings but split the cost in half, you may pay less in gas and mileage, or you can make full use of a daily rental to get the most from your money. While truck sharing is becoming slightly more popular, with internet sites arranging shares between strangers, similar to carpooling, there are several risks that you should be aware of when you share a truck.  The Truck Could Be Returned Late or Damaged  Rental agreements are usually in one person’s name. This means that whoever officially rents...

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Repair Your Smoking Electric Furnace Before It Causes A Fire In Your Home

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Repair Your Smoking Electric Furnace Before It Causes A Fire In Your Home

If you notice smoke waffling through your air vents or around your electric furnace whenever you turn the appliance on, repair it now to prevent a fire in your home. Smoke indicates a number of issues with your furnace, including an overheating blower motor. If the blower motor is soiled or doesn’t have enough oil to lubricate it, it can overheat as it pushes cool air through the furnace. Sometimes, faulty wiring causes the furnace to smoke. You can check the furnace for faulty wiring and repair your overheating blower motor yourself. Here’s what you do. Check for Faulty Wiring in the Furnace Before you do anything to the blower motor, check the furnace for faulty wiring. You want to eliminate this potentially dangerous problem right away. A number of homeowners face fires each year because of malfunctioning furnaces....

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